This year, POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review made its debut on the prestigious ISI Impact Factors ranking of anthropology journals. Not only did POLAR make its debut, the journal is in the top half of the Anthropology list!
Other notable rankings of AAA Journals are:
- Medical Anthropology Quarterly surges to number 10, making it the highest ranked title in medical anthropology
- American Ethnologist rose to number 19
- Journal of Linguistic Anthropology continued its climb to number 21
- ETHOS ranked at number 31
While many humanities scholars and cultural anthropologists correctly point to shortcomings of the Impact Factor, university deans and personnel committees often use the impact factor heavily in assessing the publications of candidates. For more advice on publishing, see AAA’s webpage on publishing research articles or look at the book How to Get Published in Anthropology, which covers all different kinds of publications.